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Johannes Kalitzke | Dirigent | direttore

Gunde Jäch-Micko | Violine solo | violino solo


Markus Deuter | Oboe | oboe

Thomas Frey, Doris Nicoletti, Zinajda Kodrič | Flöten | flauti

Olivier Vivarès, Bernhard Zachhuber | Klarinetten | clarinetto

Gerald Preinfalk | Saxophon | sassofono

Anders Nyqvist, Markus Schwind | Trompete | tromba
Christoph Walder, Reinhard Zmölnig | Horn | corno 

Andreas Eberle, Daniel Riegler | Posaune | trombone

József Bazsinka sen. | Kontrabasstuba | tuba

József Bazsinka jun. | Basstuba | tuba

Gunde Jäch-Micko, Annette Bik | Violine | violino

Dimitrios Polisoidis, Ulrich Mertin | Viola | viola

Benedikt Leitner | Violoncello, Windmaschine | violoncello, macchina del vento

Andreas Lindenbaum | Violoncello | violoncello

Uli Fussenegger, Nikolaus Feinig | Kontrabass | contrabbasso

Florian Müller | Midi-Keyboard

Lukas Schiske, Björn Wilker, Igor Gross| Schlagwerk | percussioni

Peter Böhm, Florian Bogner | Sounddesign


Sven Hartberger| Moderation| moderazione



The Isabella Scelsi Foundation is today actively working to promote the Giacinto Scelsi’s work and recognition in Italy and abroad, organizing and coordinating research project, editions, scores and performance activities, in cooperation whit international cultural Institutions. 

Giacinto Scelsi  >   Kompositionskizze zu "Anahit" NM G0177-309 
Giacinto Scelsi  >   Anahit   

Ragnhilf Berstad>  Cardinem 

Tristan Murail     >  Un Sogno -prima italiana


"Un nuovo mezzo strumentale" -Video
Giacinto Scelsi            >   i presagi
Georg Friedrich Haas >  Introduktion und Transsonation


On the basis of some of the most sophisticated of these unpublished sound documents, Ragnhild Berstad, Pierluigi Billone, Georg Friedrich Haas, Fabien Levy, Tristan Murail, Michael Pelzel, Michel Roth and Nicola Sani will compose new pieces for Klangforum Wien. In the course of this project, Giacinto Scelsi REVISITED, offering some insight into the universe of one of the most complex artistic personalities of the 20th century, Scelsi’s voice will become audible – he recorded a kind of memoir on tape – as well as the sound of the Ondiola, played by himself, which to date has never been heard in a concert hall.  

For more than twenty years after Giacinto Scelsi’s death in Rome on August 9, 1988, the doors to the archives of the Fondazione Isabella Scelsi remained locked. Conjecture, speculation and rumours about Scelsi’s work abounded during this time; however, hard facts and a deeper understanding of his techniques as composer were impossible to come by, due to the rigorously denied access to his papers. 


In the course of a joint project between the Fondazione Isabella Scelsi and Klangforum Wien. In 2011 Klangforum Wien inspected the existing sound documents of the foundation and he made some spectacular discoveries: Scelsi’s so-called “improvisations”, which he played on an Ondiola and then allegedly passed on to his assistants to be transcribed as pieces for ensemble and orchestra, reveal themselves to be in fact quite advanced work notes – if not actually complex compositions. In the course of a multi-leveled work process, they were recorded on tape during repeated sessions. 




Klangforum Wien is supported by Erste Bank, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and Fondazione Isabella Scelsi.


Erste Bank Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Fondazione Scelsi

The Historical Archive of the Foundation constitutes the main tool for the real and deep knowledge of the music and life of Giacinto Scelsi, disclosing a wealth of multimedia information of considerable importance in contemporary music.

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